I really feel like I’ve shared our household room a ton these days — and I wasn’t planning to once more as we speak. BUT I am so thrilled with the way it’s wanting with some latest additions. I wished to point out you the way a lot altering out (or simply including!) a rug can actually cozy up an area. 

The chairs and rug (from the previous home) we have had in our household room have labored properly since we moved in. The chairs are 4 years previous and have seen a ton of use. They had been tremendous cozy (you will see them in the pics beneath), and actually spacious. We actually do love them. (They’re in the basement now).

However the solar did a quantity on them at our previous home and so they had been pale badly. Our canine did some injury years in the past as properly by “digging” into the cushions. Do your canine do that? 🙂 Fortunately he does not do it a lot anymore. 

Anyway, we have been seeking to exchange them for a minimum of a 12 months now. We have flipped the cushions as a lot as we will. 🙂 I used to be going to buy the very same ones, however they are not offered anymore. (I even regarded into having them reupholstered, however the first quote I acquired was greater than I wished to spend.) Discovering two equivalent chairs that aren’t a fortune (AND are cozy) is sort of not possible. You know the way it goes — both you discover one thing that may work when you’ve no cash, or you’ve the cash and you’ll’t discover something. 

The opposite night time I ran right into a HomeGoods for the first time in eternally and so they had been proper. there. after I walked in. And to my shock, so snug! I texted a pic to my husband and we determined to go for it. 

They match completely in there! And so they swivel…mainly the neatest thing ever. That is been our favourite half thus far:

Family room furniture layout with two chairs two sofas

Are you able to see the rug? 😍😍 Extra on that in a minute. 

The rounded form of the new chairs undoubtedly softens the room too — it wasn’t till I put these in place that I noticed how boxy every little thing was earlier than. 

Humorous factor is, our canine is NOT proud of these. Ha! He cannot nestle in on the again/cushion and be on the lookout. He sits on the chair now as an alternative but it surely’s simply not the similar for the poor nugget. The cats on the different hand, nonetheless love them: 

New swivel chairs in the family room

Now onto the different massive change in right here! I bought the rug weeks in the past after going forwards and backwards for what was in all probability two months. I wasn’t positive I wished a bigger measurement and that the darker tones would work properly. 

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I should not have anxious. It is a completely beautiful rug!! I am so so so thrilled with it. It is the Loloi Layla Assortment rug in olive and charcoal. It has a ton of colours in it: 
Loloi rug with navy, green and maroon

Pinks, greens, maroon, even a bit little bit of aqua? It is beautiful. 

(By the method, the worth on these rugs change typically, so maintain a lookout. Ours has already gone up significantly since we purchased it, but it surely was even much less after I first began wanting.)

As a result of it is a bit greater than what we had earlier than, I used to be capable of pull the sofas additional out and push the chairs in extra. We’ve got a bit extra strolling room behind the chairs now: 

Two swivel chairs facing TV/fireplace

It helps we will sort of flip the chairs into the area — that offers us extra room as properly. We love that we will flip them to place our toes up on the sofas or no matter. 

Rug with darker tones and light furniture

Our different rug was a lot thicker — this one may be very skinny. So if you happen to favor some cush in your rug this may not work properly for you. However when you’ve got youngsters or animals I extremely suggest it! It’s going to conceal EVERYTHING. 😂

Listed below are a number of earlier than and afters — with our previous rug from the previous home (I consider this was from HomeGoods): 

Two coffee tables to make big one

And that similar area with the new, darker rug: 

Loloi Layla rug in real life

Each are lovely (in my opinion) however WOW, this new one warms up the area a lot. 

Loloi charcoal and olive Layla rug

I might see altering them out with the seasons — possibly I am going to need the mild again for spring and summer time? I am not massive on altering out greater objects for the seasons, however we nonetheless have the lighter rug so we’ll see! 

I really like the way it grounds the area. It ties in the darkish hearth wall and constructed ins superbly: 

Using two coffee tables to make giant one
How to make a tall room feel cozy

And I name it “darkish” but it surely’s not overly so. I might nonetheless name it a impartial piece as a result of it really works with nearly any coloration. 

Listed below are a pair extra earlier than and after pictures: 

Cyberspace paint color on accent wall

I am going to have so as to add a night pic sooner or later, as a result of that’s when it is coziest in right here. I am SO proud of how heat it feels in this area. 

Using dark colors but keeping room bright
Open staircase to great room tall fireplace

From the different facet as properly: 

Two sofas facing each other with two chairs
Symmetrical living room layout with sofas and chairs

The brand new chairs brighten up the room and the new rug grounds it. A fantastic mixture! 

A rug makes a BIG assertion and might actually change the entire really feel of a room. It can be one among the costliest purchases. My favourite inexpensive spots for bigger rugs are Rugs USA, HomeGoods and this one is from Amazon — I’ve by no means bought one from there earlier than! (You can even discover this rug right here and right here! 

This is a greater view of the rug from upstairs: 

open family room with tall fireplace and built ins

It has been two years since we moved in and this area is feeling so very similar to us now. I’ve mentioned it 1,000,000 instances and can say it once more…take your time in relation to buying for/adorning areas. You’ll make a lot better selections and can get pleasure from them longer.

I by no means remorse ready for the good merchandise at the good time. 🙂

You’ll find hyperlinks to loads of the objects in this room beneath — simply click on on the image! **Sofas are from a neighborhood Indy retailer referred to as City Types.

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